BSG Articles


Compartmentalization in multi-unit (multi-family) residential buildings
Published on May 03, 2017

Not surprisingly, in a large residential building, the last thing anyone wants is air leaks between the individual units. This is especially noticeable with cigarette smoke, as the second-hand smoke travels to all of the adjacent apartments. Also noticeable with cooking odours, these smells tend to linger and often remain in the air. To be sure, these are annoyances that are part of living in a multi-family residential building – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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EnerGuide Home Evaluations And EnerGuide Ratings
Published on May 01, 2017

The EnerGuide Home Evaluation Program is a Canadian government initiative designed to assist homeowners to increase the energy efficiency of their home, and enhance indoor home comfort from season to season. The program is focused on the home evaluation itself, and accredited by Natural Resources Canada. As such, homeowners are encouraged to hire only accredited energy contractors, and be cautious with so-called “door-to-door” salespeople who offer their services.

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Energy Shortage Coming to Ontario by 2023
Published on November 30, -0001

Bloomberg Environment has reported that in 5 years, Ontario will not have enough electricity to meet demand. This is leading Ontario to consider increasing its energy imports from the United States and Quebec, as well as looking into improving management of provincial nuclear facilities, and constructing new power plants to meet energy demands.

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The Province’s HRRP Now Offers New Eligibility, New Territories, & New Incentives.

There’s great news for homeowners who are planning to do residential renovations or upgrades! The Ontario Government has significantly enhanced the province’s Home Reno Rebate Program. And the bottom line for homeowners - higher rebates! By doing renovations or upgrades that will improve a home’s energy efficiency, homeowners may be eligible for substantial rebates of up to $5,000 from Union Gas. Simply put, there are long-term payoffs with an energy efficient home.

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